With prices and inflation projected by the Federal Reserve Board to remain high during 2022, another major food store in New Jersey will close in just a few weeks.

These food store closures hurt New Jersey families when they happen.

The problem is further exacerbated by the significant supply chain issues that America currently faces.

The ACME Markets store on Bound Brook Road in Middlesex County, New Jersey will be the last, according to NJ Advance Media reports.

Various members of the New Jersey media, including have attempted to contact store … but, were unable to do do.

The ACME store has confirmed that it will close, but, they have not publicly stated the reason for the closure.

With one major food store slated to close, another brand new supermarket is coming to Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The newest ShopRite supermarket officially broke ground on November 18, 2021.

Atlantic City has been without a major supermarket for more than 15 years.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Senator Vince Polistina, R-2 and many other New Jersey dignitaries were on hand, amplifying that this is a very big deal.

Atlantic City residents should not have to leave town in order to shop for groceries for themselves and their families,” said Murphy. Our administration, the CRDA, Mayor Small, and others have been working long and hard to make today a possibility, and I am happy to be standing today alongside our partners to break ground on a brand new ShopRite for Atlantic City.

New Jersey Senator Vince Polistina was on hand at the ShopRite groundbreaking and said:

This groundbreaking marks the beginning of the end of Atlantic City’s days as a food desert, said Polistina. When the new ShopRite opens, residents will once again have easy access to a local supermarket and affordable, healthy food options. This CRDA project perfectly demonstrates how the success of our casino industry translates into investments that help revitalize Atlantic City for the benefit of the community, said Polistina.”

With a number of New Jersey food (and other) stores closing with seeming regularity … it makes the opening of a brand new, major New Jersey supermarket all the more important.

Atlantic city is now on the brink of having its first full-service supermarket in more than 15 years.

The Atlantic City supermarket will be a 54,609 square foot supermarket, with onsite parking, landscaping, lighting, and fencing.

It will include 44,100 square feet of a ground floor retail supermarket, along with a 10,400 square foot mezzanine for offices and 227 parking spaces.

SOURCES: NJ Advanced Media Reports.

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